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Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) was founded in 1946 with the goal of serving as the lead institution of higher education in Oklahoma and the region by providing comprehensive, high-quality programs aimed at preparing and sustaining a diverse student body to be competitive members of a world-class workforce. OSUIT partners with global corporations to develop academic coursework and training programs using industry-caliber equipment to create a seamless classroom-tocareer transition.

“We’re not simply training students to enter the workforce, we are identifying students with specifi c skills, with specifi cemployers, with specifi c outcomes so that when a student graduates from OSUIT they will know exactly who their employer is going to be in many cases. There have been some occasions even at graduation I’ve been brave enough to stand up in front of a group of graduating seniors in cap and gown and ask the question: “All of those that have a job waiting for you at graduation, will you please stand?” And to my pleasure I see almost the entire graduating class stand up. As you can imagine, moms and dads in the audience erupting into applause to see that, because that’s truly in my opinion what higher education should be about.”

— Dr. Bill R. Path
President, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology